CIPIH Online Discussion Forum
The Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health online discussion forum has been created in order to facilitate the exchange of information amongst the different stakeholders and others interested in the work of the Commission.
The purpose of the forum is to solicit opinions from all stakeholders to contribute to the work of the Commission. This will be invaluable to the Commission in enabling it to understand the range of views on its work, in adding to the evidence base on which it can draw, and in reaching people and institutions and views it cannot hope to meet in its planned programme of studies, visits and consultations (See timeline). Although the working language of the forum is English, you may also make contributions in French and Spanish.
We will regularly be launching different topics for discussion and we encourage you to participate and make known your views.
Accessing the Forum
You may read the CIPIH discussion forum by clicking on the link below. However please note that you will have to subscribe in order to be able to post messages on the forum. To subscribe, please return to this page and fill in the fields above. You will then receive an e-mail which you must confirm by responding to before your membership can be activated. This is done for security reasons to avoid others using your e-mail address to post messages on this forum.
Please note that this is a moderated discussion forum. The principles of moderation will be that all views should be posted, except when they are personally or otherwise abusive, completely off the subject, or may otherwise be thought to transgress the conventions of reasonable debate. We hope discussions will be constructive and amicable, and draw, wherever possible, on evidence.
In the event that participants wish to make a private submission to the Commission, for whatever reason, they may also do so by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more formal submissions from governments, institutions, or individuals, which may or may not be made public according to the wishes of the submitter, these may be more appropriately posted (if desired) with other submissions at the following link. Again these type of submissions should be sent to email@example.com appropriate instructions on posting or not.
The open discussion forum contains submissions and other input from parties outside the World Health Organization. The views expressed in these submissions are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the World Health Organization.